DALY TIGER (Noel Meade) Unlucky to meet a really hot one in Real Steel in a maiden hurdle at Thurles where they both cleared the last in a considerable hurry and they finished a mile clear of the rest. Must not be missed next time
GENERAL PRINCIPLE (Gordon Elliott) Better fancied than his winning stablemate Mala Beach in the Troytown Chase, yet while travelling well for a long way was never happy on the heavy ground. Sure to make amends on a better surface, there may be a temptation to put him away until the Spring Festivals, though Leopardstown at Christmas must be under consideration.
GRACEMOUNT (Sean Doyle) Gained a deserved and overdue success when stepping up in trip and well capable of following up at a similar distance and with some juice in the ground.
LIGHT THAT (Jessica Harrington) A decent sort on the flat and over hurdles, he could touch a higher level over fences judging by his initial effort when second to the highly impressive Bon Papa at Punchestown on Wednesday. Much better going right handed, he preferred nice ground on the flat. His trainer insists two miles is his trip and who are we to argue, though he wasn’t short of stamina when racing “on the level.”
RED DEVIL LADS (Emmett Mullins) Formerly with Rebecca Curtis, he showed plenty of his old zest with an all the way success in a Grade B handicap hurdle. Can mix it with fences and hurdles, so the Paddy Power Chase at Christmas could be a target. Needs soft ground though, not always a given at Leopardstown even in Winter.
REDHOTFILLYPEPPERS (Willie Mullins) Third in the hot Listed Mares Bumper at Navan with her owner David Dunson doing the steering. She’s ready for hurdles now and stepping up in trip will help.
TYCOON PRINCE (Gordon Elliott) Promising start over fences when second to the very smart Al Boum Photo. While top class at one stage, he really lost his way over hurdles, but chasing was always going to be his game. Could have quite a future over the larger obstacles.